Top 10 Findings from May 2014 Survey

  • 47% Were licensed foster care providers (both child placing agencies and group homes/institutions)
  • 35% Were members of CASA, Empowerment, juvenile courts, and CAPTA panels
  • 54% Were in favor of either Senate Bill 350 or the House Substitute from the 2014 legislative session
  • 13% An additional number were in favor of privatization but wanted more time to review and develop
  • 63% Recommended that the model to develop in Georgia should measure a decrease in placement moves for children
  • 55% Recommended that the number of positive discharges from foster care (reunification, adoption, and guardianship) be measured
  • 33% Recommended private foster care agencies provide case management of relative placements instead of local DFCS office
  • 61% Want an outcomes-based scorecard shared transparency for each privatized region and lead agency
  • 40%+ Want flexible and fixed contract funding, either on a per child or per region basis for optimal performance towards positive outcomes
  • 41% Want more funding for the lead agency for improved performance